The Bible is the Word of God. Every word of the sixty-six books of the Bible is God-breathed (II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:21). Therefore, the Bible as God originally inspired it is without error. The Word is the only deposit of truth in this fallen world (John 10:35; Psalm 12:6; Numbers 23:19). Because it is God's inerrant Word, we believe that it is the standard by which all of life must be measured. In a world corrupted by sin, it is the only infallible and authoritative rule of faith and life.
We heartily embrace the five solas of the Reformation:
At Immanuel's Reformed we teach our members to know what they believe and why they believe it. Our confessions are summaries of the core doctrines of the Christian faith. While the confessions are not equal to Scripture, we do believe that our confessions faithfully summarize what the Bible teaches. Aligning our hearts together in what we confess enables us to walk together in the unity of the Holy Spirit. To learn about our doctrinal convictions at Immanuel's, we invite you to explore the three Protestant documents that help to understand what is a Reformed Church.
In addition to our Reformed Confessions, we also confess our faith in the words of the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed. These creeds were formulated by universal church councils over 1500 years ago. These are called ecumenical or universal creeds because they have approved and accepted by nearly all the churches of Christendom. In confessing these ecumenical we demonstrate our broader unity with the church of Jesus Christ throughout this present age. At Immanuel's Reformed, we confess the following ecumenical creeds: